News Summary: Polio Outbreak In Borno And All You Need To Know Today -12/8/2016
Japan Africa Business Conference Held In African Soil
Nigeria is on the verge of Enhancing Bilateral Relations with Japan away from reliance on Aids to trade and from Debts to investments.
To this end the Japan –Africa Business Conference is for the first time to hold on African Soil as part of a deliberate effort to entrench principles of African Ownership and International Partnership
NHRC Project Launch
The Electoral Accountability Project organized by the National Human Rights Commission recorded one hundred and eighteen indictments in phase one of its report. Lydia Bassey reports that the Executive Secretary, Professor Bem Angwe presented the report to the
Ngige Meets Bank Reps Over Sack
Representatives of Banks have assured the Federal Government of amicable resolution of the alleged unfair Labour practices contained in Petitions against them by the Unions in the Banking and Insurance sectors.
The assurance came at the on-going meeting organized by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the Unions and Financial Sector Regulatory Agencies.
Buhari Stresses Prudence In Government
President Muhammadu Buhari says the unshakeable resolve by his administration to uphold the principles of Transparency and Accountability in response to the severe shortage of resources is serving the Country in good stead.
The President stated this while receiving the Executive Director of the United Nations Population fund, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin who called on him.
Polio Outbreak In Borno
With two years of Nigeria celebrating a halt in Polio Virus Transmission, the news of incidents of Polio in two Local Government Areas of Borno State Jere and Gwoza has come as a surprise.
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole and the Borno State Commissioner of Health, Haruna Mshella both reacted to this in a short interview with Health Correspondents at the State House.
The unusual circumstance occasioned by Insurgency in the area might have led Health Officials to anticipate some Public Health challenges, but the Minister said the Government did not envisage Polio.
An immunization is to commence immediately in the affected areas.
The Commissioner said total coverage will soon begin, as the State Government and relevant partners are meeting to strategise on how to prevent the spread.
Speaker Speaks On Legislative Powers
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says no member of the National Assembly can be investigated or charged to Court for carrying out his or her Constitutional duties.
He said this at a Civil Society dialogue on one year of the House of Representatives legislative Agenda organized by Policy and Legislative Advocacy Centre.
VP Osinbajo Assures Business Community Better Business Environment
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has assured the Nigerian Business Community of Government’s determination to tackle various bottlenecks impeding the ease of doing business in the Country.
He gave this assurance when he met with some members of the Organized Private Sector.
Buhari Meets UNESCODG
Nigeria and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have resolved to make concerted efforts towards enhancing youth education, culture of peace and safe school initiative.
This is in response to the devastating consequences of terrorism and insurgency on the civil populace.
State House correspondent Adamu Sambo reports on the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the visiting Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova.
UNFPA Representative Consultative Meeting
The Federal Government has stressed the need to increase Nigeria’s contraceptive prevalence rate from 15.1 percent to 35 percent by 2018 as plans are underway to make family planning a national policy.
At a two day National Family Planning Consultative meeting in Abuja, the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole described a family planning as cost effective strategy for poverty reduction.
Information Minster Meets OMATEK On Power
Nigerians can cut down on their power consumption by more than seventy percent if they embrace alternative energy devices.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Florence Serki stated this during a presentation she made to the Minister of Information and Culture.
Lai Mohammed Meets Tourism Practitioners To Improve Industry
The Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed has called on Tourism practitioners in the country to embrace the current efforts towards improving Nigeria’s image abroad.
The Minister made the call while interacting with Executive members of the Association in Abuja.
2016 World Ranger Day
Nigeria has joined the community of nation to commemorate World Ranger Day. The Day is set aside to remember and honour those who put their lives on line in protecting wildlife.
Buratai Drives Joint Operations In Plateau
The Current threats to peace in parts of Plateau state is a wakeup call stimulating improved synergy for collaboration between security operatives and traditional rulers to curtail the situation.
This followed the operational visit of the Chief of army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai to the state.
JTF Broker Peace In Plateau
Operation Safe Haven in Plateau is facilitating a peace building process in the flash points of threats to peace in the state.
Sector Commander Joint Task force, Major General Rogers Nicholas disclosed this as part of steps to restore peaceful co-existence in the areas.
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